Dangers of Not Taking Care of Dental Veneers

Dangers of Not Taking Care of Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are thin coverings that are applied to teeth to help improve the appearance of cracked, chipped, gapped, or discolored teeth. To install the dental veneers, we bond the dental veneers that resemble your teeth using cement. Structurally, dental veneers are made of porcelain or composite materials that are applied without the need for an anesthetic. Just like your natural teeth, dental veneers also need good care. Here are the dangers of not taking care of veneers.

Breakage and Cracking

If you don’t take good care of veneers, they could break. One of the most common causes of veneer breakage is biting on hard foods like ice. As much as veneers are structurally strong, subjecting them to excessive pressure can cause cracks. Therefore, it is important to minimize or avoid biting on hard objects. It is very uncomfortable to use broken veneers because they can rub against your gums, which can easily lead to bleeding.

Tooth Infections

Dental veneers are placed on the surface of your tooth, meaning they are exposed to every food item you eat. Therefore, it is important to clean your veneers by brushing and flossing them. This will help get rid of any food particles that get stuck on them after eating. If you fail to brush them, it can lead to oral infections. This is caused by the bacteria that feed on the food particles and forms plaque. As a result, you could suffer from oral infections like tooth decay and gum disease.

Dental Stains

Lack of proper cleaning could also lead to dental stains. The plaque that forms around your veneers can accumulate and block the tooth’s natural color. This will result in unwanted stains that can be hard to remove. Therefore, you should always clean your dental veneers. Contact our office for more information on the dangers of not taking care of your dental veneers.